Monday, May 17, 2010

It's always fun

It's always fun to have friends who are good travelers come from overseas to visit the place where you make your home. I am currently in the somewhat odd situation of making my home in two different locales, Singapore and Shanghai — neither of which is anywhere near the place where I grew up.

This year, I've had the pleasure to host my mom, sister, nephews, and niece at my Singapore home, then host some Shanghai friends in Singapore and Malaysia, and just this past week to host some friends currently living in Singapore (but originally from my home town) in Shanghai. It's been a real unique experience getting to show everyone around like this!

If all goes as planned, the circle could be made complete by the end of the year. One of my Shanghai friends is trying to arrange to travel back to my home town with me later this year, and my Singaporean family is planning to visit me in Shanghai and/or other parts of China. What fun! (Oh, and I almost left out... a former colleague of mine from Singapore now living in the US will stay at my home in Shanghai, though I will not be there when the family visits.)

The best of it all is that these friends and family members are all good travelers, willing to try new things, and always interested in what they are seeing, tasting, hearing, etc. It really makes it lots of fun to travel that way.

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silken said...

what a year! :)

hifidel said...

It is going to be fun! Having all of you in Singapore for Chinese New Year was great, and I can hardly wait to have the 2 big guys with us there this summer.

It's been a great year so far, and I anticipate it continuing to be so!